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Researchers at Sandia Work on New Way to Image Brain

Sandia National Laboratories researchers want to use small magnetic sensors to image the brain in a way that’s simpler and less expensive than the magnetoencephalography system now used.

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Balloon, Hot Air Balloons , Infrasound, explosion detection, Venus, Jupiter, infrasound array

New Sandia Balloon-Borne Infrasound Sensor Array Detects Explosions

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Danny Bowman, a Sandia National Laboratories geophysicist, launched a fleet of five solar-powered hot air balloons last year. They reached a height of 13 to 15 miles, twice as high as commercial jets, and detected the infrasound from a test explosion. Infrasound is sound of very low frequencies, below 20 hertz, which is lower than humans can hear, and can be used to monitor explosions, including those caused by nuclear tests. Bowman is also working with NASA to explore the possibility of sending these balloons to Venus and Jupiter.

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GRID, grid behavior, Electricity, R&D, R & D 100

Pioneering Smart Grid Technology Solves Decades Old Problematic Power Grid Phenomenon

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Sandia National Laboratories and Montana Tech University have demonstrated an R&D 100 award-winning control system that smooths out inter-area oscillations using new smart grid technology in the western power grid. The new system allows utilities to push more electricity through transmission lines, leading to lower costs for utilities and consumers and greater stability for the grid.

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Sandia Computer Modeling Aids Solder Reliability in Nuclear Weapons

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Solder isn’t the first thing that comes to mind as essential to a nuclear weapon. But since weapons contain hundreds of thousands of solder joints, each potentially a point of failure, Sandia National Laboratories has developed and refined computer models to predict their performance and reliability.

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Reducing the Traffic Jam in Batteries

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LIVERMORE, Calif. – Research at Sandia National Laboratories has identified a major obstacle to advancing solid-state lithium-ion battery performance in small electronics: the flow of lithium ions across battery interfaces.Sandia’s three-year Laboratory Directed Research and Development project investigated the nanoscale chemistry of solid-state batteries, focusing on the region where electrodes and electrolytes make contact.

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Cooperative Agreement, Computational Mechanics, Modeling And Simulation

Goodyear, Sandia Labs Mark 25 Years of Using Computer Simulations to Improve Tire Design

Sandia National Laboratories and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have worked together for 25 years to create better tires and more advanced computational mechanics.

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Hackers, cyberintruders, alternative reality

HADES Creates Alternate Reality to Mislead Hackers

Sandia researchers have created alternative realities to mislead cyberintruders and cast doubt upon their disclosures.

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CRISPR, CRISPR-Cas9, Gene Editing, infectious disease control, DNA and CRISPR, RNA, Darpa

Infectious diseases: CTRL + ALT + Delete

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Gene editing holds great promise for ‘deleting’ diseases from human bodies. Sandia National Laboratories is now working to make this technology safer and to ensure that one day it can be delivered into humans without triggering adverse immune system reactions or causing other undesirable side effects.

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Supercomputer, Supercomputing & high-performance computing, High Performace Computing, Machine Learning, Supercomputing

Diagnosing Supercomputer Problems

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A team of computer scientists and engineers from Sandia National Laboratories and Boston University recently won the Gauss Award at the International Supercomputing conference for their paper about using machine learning to automatically diagnose problems in supercomputers.

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Biofuels, Lignin, renewable energy development

New Routes to Renewables: Sandia Speeds Transformation of Biofuel Waste Into Wealth

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A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions. The team’s findings could help transform the economics of making fuels and other products from domestically grown renewable sources.







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